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Tip Top IV Galapagos Cruise+Flights

Southeast Galápagos Cruise

8 Days Galápagos cruise on board the Tip Top IV

From USD 5,684

Southeast Galápagos Cruise

8 Days, Max. 16 passengers

14 Reviews

First Class Ship

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A 8-day Expedition Cruise

14 Reviews

First Class Ship
The Trip Highlights

Scientific insights at C. Darwin Research Station

Gardner Bay: Pristine, white sand beaches

Playful Sea Lions in South Plaza

Mars-like landscapes at Rábida

Galapatours 'Plus' Experience

Kajaks on board

Experienced crew

English-speaking guide for all activities

Lectures in the evening

Get to know the highlights of Galápagos with this Naturalist cruise on board the beautiful Tip Top IV! On this Expedition Cruise, you will discover the incredible wildlife of the Galápagos Islands: On Española, the oldest and arguably the greenest of the Galápagos Islands, incredible hikes await. You will get to see many endemic species, including the Española Mocking Bird, the Española Lava Lizard, and, hopefully, the famous Waved Albatross. During your time spent on Rábida, you will have the opportunity to watch wild Flamingos and walk on a blood-red sandy beach. On San Cristóbal, you will be able to snorkel in crystal clear waters, relax with sea lions on pristine white sand beaches and learn more about the evolution of giant tortoises. During your time on Santa Cruz, you will have the chance to observe the famous Galápagos Giant Tortoises in the wild and learn more about the preservation and scientific study of these amazing animals. Your visit to Santa Fe will involve a beautiful short hike, during which you can observe Galápagos Hawks, Darwin's Finches, Galápagos Mockingbirds. and Galápagos Sea Lions. On Santiago, an island formerly inhabited by pirates, you will be able to enjoy hikes and dinghy rides. A walk across South Plaza is one of the best visitor experiences in the Galápagos thanks to the large number of species living in such a small area.

Your ship: Tip Top IV

  • Flights to and from Galápagos included (from Quito or Guayaquil);
  • Ample sun decks with shade and open skies;
  • Sea kayaks and snorkeling gear on board.
  • Most prices already include your flight tickets from and to the Galápagos Islands (from Quito or Guayaquil).

Tip Top IV is a beautiful 125ft first class motor yacht. Launched in 2006, she was designed and built specifically to offer the very best Galápagos adventure cruises and is one of the “Tip Top” fleet operated by the Ecuadorian Wittmer family. Captain Rolf Wittmer was one of the original pioneers of sustainable Galápagos touri … Read more about Tip Top IV

Amenities

children

-10% for children ≤ 11

transfer

Transfers to and from ship

snorkeling

Snorkel gear (free of charge)

footprint

100% CO2 carbon footprint offset

kayak

Kayaks on board

meal

All meals

air conditioning

Air conditioning & private bathroom

shared bedroom

Single travellers can share cabin

drinks

Water, Coffee, Tea & fresh juices

DE guide

German guide possible

EN guide

English guide

flight

Flights to and from Galapagos

Food & Drinks

The food on our Galapágos Cruises is among the very best you will find in South America. Most of the on-board chefs are internationally trained and have prior experience working in the best hotels and restaurants in Ecuador and indeed around the world.

You can expect a first-class selection of food, including a good variety of fresh fruits and vegetables, locally sourced poultry and fish/seafood, rice and pasta dishes. Most boats will always include some typical Ecuadorian dishes on the menu during your cruise. If you have specific dietary requirements then these can usually be accommodated by the chef providing you have given advance notice. Please make sure you tell us about any allergies or dietary requirements you have at the time you book with us. If you leave it until you arrive at the dockside, then it may well be impossible to accommodate your needs.

Most boats serve a range of options at meal times in a relaxed buffet-style. At the first class and luxury end of the market, some boats have more formal dining where you will be served at your seat. However the atmosphere is always relaxed on board our cruises, and never stuffy or formal.

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Reviews

Heather and Steve

First Class Ship

An unforgettable holiday Thank your for an unforgettable holiday! Our stay on board the Tip Top iV counts as one of the nicest - maybe THE best holiday - we have ever taken. The crew was wonderful, the food delicious and our guide Marian was fantastic. Just a great mixture between active and relax, above and inside the water! We highly recommend Galapatours to every friend who considers going to Galapagos.

Heather & Steve

First Class Ship

Unvergessliche Kreuzfahrt Vielen Dank für diese unvergesslichen Tage! Unsere Reise auf der Tip Top IV zählt z uden schönsten überhaupt - vielleicht sogar der beste Urlaub den wir je hatten. Die Crew war großartig, das Essen war sehr gut und unser Guide Marian wusste unglaublich viel über die Inseln. Tolle Mischung aus Entspannung auf und im Wasser. Wir empfehlen Galapatours all unseren Freunden, die über einen Galapagos Urlaub nachdenken.

Jan Schmidt

First Class Ship

Einfach schön Meine Frau und ich buchten eine 8 Tages Tour auf der Tip Top IV mit Galapatours und schwärmen immernoch von dieser Kreuzfahrt. Das Essen, die Unterkunft, der Guide Juan, die Ausflüge, die Blaufußtölpel! Alles war genauso, wie wir uns das ausgemalt haben. Das Schnorcheln hat am meisten Spaß gemacht. Sehr zu empfehlen!

Ian Schmidt

First Class Ship

An unforgettable holiday Me and my wife booked an 8 day cruise on the Tip Top IV through Galapatours and are still raving on about this cruise to all our friends! The food, the cabins, the naturalist excursion, our guide Juan, the blue footed boobies! This was such an unforgettable holiday! Our highlight was snorkeling in Marchena! Highly recommended!

Nicky F.

First Class Ship

Unforgettable Galapagos cruise Tip Top IV was really tip-top as we say in German! The crew was working like a swiss clock, the food was among the best we had on our entire trip through South America (and we have been travelling for five months already!) and the excursions were great! Our guide Camilo was extremely knowledgeable and helpful and every snorkel excursion as exciting as the first one when we sa